Parallel Verses

Amplified

As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.

New American Standard Bible

"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

King James Version

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Holman Bible

You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people.

International Standard Version

As far as you're concerned, you were planning evil against me, but God intended it for good, planning to bring about the present result so that many people would be preserved alive.

A Conservative Version

And as for you, ye meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

American Standard Version

And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Bible in Basic English

As for you, it was in your mind to do me evil, but God has given a happy outcome, the salvation of numbers of people, as you see today.

Darby Translation

Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as it is this day, to save a great people alive.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God thought it out unto good, to bring to pass that which we see this day, to give life to many people.

Julia Smith Translation

And you, ye even purposed evil against me; God purposed it for good, for the sake of doing as this day, to preserve alive much people.

King James 2000

But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As for you, you planned evil against me, [but] God planned it for good, in order to do this--to keep many people alive--as [it is] today.

Modern King James verseion

But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save a great many people alive.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye thought evil unto me: but God turned it unto good to bring to pass, as it is this day, even to save much people alive.

NET Bible

As for you, you meant to harm me, but God intended it for a good purpose, so he could preserve the lives of many people, as you can see this day.

New Heart English Bible

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye, indeed, planned against me, evil, - God, planned it, for good, for the sake of doing, as at this day, to save alive much people.

Webster

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

World English Bible

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Youngs Literal Translation

As for you, ye devised against me evil -- God devised it for good, in order to do as at this day, to keep alive a numerous people;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
against me but God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

to
מען 
Ma`an 
that, for, to, to the end, because of, lest, to the intent
Usage: 271

as it is this day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

to save
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

Devotionals

Devotionals about Genesis 50:20

Devotionals containing Genesis 50:20

References

Easton

Fausets

Images Genesis 50:20

Prayers for Genesis 50:20

Context Readings

Joseph Reassures His Brothers

19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not; for am I in the place of God? [Vengeance is His, not mine.] 20 As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day. 21 Now therefore, do not be afraid. I will provide for and support you and your little ones. And he comforted them [imparting cheer, hope, strength] and spoke to their hearts [kindly].



Cross References

Romans 8:28

We are assured and know that [ God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.

Genesis 37:4

But when his brothers saw that their father loved [Joseph] more than all of his brothers, they hated him and could not say, Peace [in friendly greeting] to him or speak peaceably to him.

Genesis 37:18-20

And when they saw him far off, even before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him.

Genesis 45:5-8

But now, do not be distressed and disheartened or vexed and angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.

Psalm 56:5

All day long they twist my words and trouble my affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil and my hurt.

Psalm 76:10

Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain and gird and arm Yourself with it.

Isaiah 10:7

However, this is not his intention [nor is the Assyrian aware that he is doing this at My bidding], neither does his mind so think and plan; but it is in his mind to destroy and cut off many nations.

Acts 2:23

This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way [killing Him] by the hands of lawless and wicked men.

Acts 3:13-15

The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our forefathers, has glorified His Servant and Son Jesus [doing Him this honor], Whom you indeed delivered up and denied and rejected and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had determined to let Him go.

Acts 3:26

It was to you first that God sent His Servant and Son Jesus, when He raised Him up [ provided and gave Him for us], to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness and evil ways.

Psalm 105:16-17

Moreover, He called for a famine upon the land [of Egypt]; He cut off every source of bread.

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